I must start with a thank you, or indeed two thankyous. Firstly thank you, old magazine team. You have been so supportive to us over many years – perhaps we did not realise how much we would miss you until July when we have been without a magazine. I am so sorry to hear of Val’s death and send our sympathy to her family. My second thankyou is of course to the new magazine team who have taken over and are continuing the tradition – we are so grateful to you all.

Lindsay’s garden was duly open in June and looked wonderful. I have never seen such huge poppies! Her garden really was looking at its very best and I’m glad so many people took the opportunity to see it, and enjoy the delicious tea and cakes. I hope the Marie Curie terminal care nurses will have done well from it.

As I write we are enjoying summer at its best. The sun is shining, the sky is blue and it’s very warm. True, things are drying up and we are having to do lots of watering but that’s a small price to pay. The churchyard has lots of flowers and is looking a picture.

All the work on the new boiler has now been completed and we have a shiny new boiler ready to heat the church in the autumn. As always, an extra problem was found; when our installer fired up the new boiler he discovered that the header tank was leaking so we had to have a new one of those but all is now done.

A very early date for your diary. Our harvest supper is on Friday September 27th – details to follow.

I hope you will enjoy some rest and relaxation over this holiday month and that the weather may continue fine and sunny

Judy Davis